Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mark Jaremko

Bay Area night photographer Mark Jaremko has three great newsbits this week.

Mark recently achieved one of the milestones that most photographers strive for. He sold one of his photographs to a major art museum. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston recently purchased Mark's photograph Moon Rising, which is being included in their current show Moon, which runs through January 10th.

(Moon Rising, by Mark Jaremko)

Mark will also have an exhibition for his show Nightscapes at Houston, TX's John Cleary Gallery from Oct 24th - Nov 28th. The reception will be Saturday, Oct 24th from 6:00-8:00pm. On top of that, Kenneth Baker interviewed Mark for an article in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning.

If you're in the Houston area, try to check out both the gallery show, as well as the MFAH show.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Edgar Martins

Edgar Martins has some interesting night photographs taken along Portuguese beaches. See his Accidental Theorist portfolio. Although there's an unmistakable similarity to Michael Kenna's black-and-white beach work, Martins shoots in color and records the sky as jet black. I think the black sky effect is very compelling.

(Photo by Edgar Martins)

I couldn't figure out how to extract a direct link to Martins' photographs. So here's the step-by-step recipe to find them: Go his website -> click on the "P" -> click PHOTOGRAPHY -> click ACCIDENTAL THEORIST -> click the white PHOTOS box.

Seen in J. Wesley Browns' We Can Shoot Too blog.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Richard Vantielcke

Paris-based photographer Richard Vantielcke sent me a link to some of his recent night photography. Richard says, "My work focuses on the use of light and shadow to sublimate everyday scenes to something more graphic. Lately, obscurity and night ambiance have becomed my best inspiration for my photographs."

A lot of his night work has a very film noir look to it.

(Photo by Richard Vantielcke)

And here's a shot that reminds of the 1922 film Nosferatu.

(Photo by Richard Vantielcke)